6 bedroom farmhouse with steading
Breath-taking views on all sides
Almost 23 acres, 20 of which are quality grazing
Bluebell woodland with 3 waterfalls
Self-contained annex, currently used as a holiday let
Previous planning for 3 bed conversion & 4 bed detached
Oil fired, 3 zone central heating system
Mains water supply and electricity
Stirling - 16 miles drive
Glasgow - 21 miles drive
We can offer you the rare opportunity to own your dream; a traditional farmhouse and steading in a semi-rural location with almost 23 acres including, quality grazing, a bluebell wood, a 5-star rated holiday let, outbuildings and oodles of space for more.
From the A811 towards Stirling, turn right and pass through Lower Ballaird, still a working farm, and wind your way up through a tree tunnel of towering beech to emerge at Upper Ballaird.
Park up easily in the courtyard, before admiring the traditional whitewashed frontage of Upper Ballaird.
Step into the wide welcoming hallway floored in American Oak, flooded with light from the expanse of glazing with views towards the Campsie Fells.
Following us through to the 40ft drawing room, prepare to feast your eyes on the vista before you, gaze through the windows and patio doors and take a moment to soak in the absolutely breath-taking panorama. Spot the pointed peak of Beinn Lomond, the most Southerly of the Munros, or Beinn Ledi, translated from Gaelic as 'the hill of the long shoulder'.
How many peaks can you name?
This is a room for special memories, with ample space for entertaining; room for a large dining table, and to sit cosy by the huge gas log fire.
Illumination from modern spotlighting, adjustable to suit your mood, adds a dash of contemporary flare.
Feel the luxurious thick pile carpet underfoot while you explore the rest of this grand room.
A door at the far end opens to the roomy library, a quiet and thoughtful room, perfect for a home office or bedroom, with those beautiful views for inspiration.
Let's head through to the abundantly furnished country kitchen, where a dark green AGA takes centre stage.
While away many a happy afternoon, rinsing off apples and plums freshly plucked from the trees in your garden and delight your friends with your homemade jam.
Open plan to the breakfasting room, with views down your rolling pasture to the forest and mountains beyond.
Easy access from here to the secret garden, a sanctuary shielded from wind by an abundance of well-established shrubbery. Enjoy the sun from dawn 'til dusk, watching for deer amongst the chatter of a variety of garden birds.
On your left lies the large utility room providing a perfect alternative access for those arriving rosy-cheeked with muddy boots.
Well-equipped for laundry, with space for a washing machine, tumble drier, a deep sink and plenty of additional drying space.
From the hall again, a beautiful bathroom awaits, with bath and separate shower enclosure, providing a luxurious convenience for visitors, guests and residents alike.
Slip through to your cosy living room. With rustic painted stone fireplace and real log fire, this traditional room oozes cheery charm. Ever wish you could lock yourself away from the world? Take comfort in the crackling wood and curl up next to the fire with a book.
A peaceful double bedroom lies opposite, with walls papered with a calming white and blue toile wallpaper. The modern en-suite with power shower will more than satisfy all who stay.
Climb the carpeted stairway and pause at the half landing to watch the uninterrupted views unfurl below the window. Lit by contemporary stringer lighting, this truly could be the staircase to heaven.
On your left, a grand welcome awaits in the master bedroom. So much space, for a dresser, a king-sized bed, wardrobe. Off the bedroom lies an en-suite, with a wonderfully blissful bathtub. Sleep in peace and tranquility, with only the hoot of an owl to break the stillness.
Across the landing, another large double bedroom, take a seat here for quiet reflection as you watch the sunset over the mountains.
Returning back downstairs, another spacious room lies off the hall, suitable both as a bedroom or as a working space, for a home office or treatment room.
Step outside, breath in the fresh air, and explore your surroundings. A double garage with light and power, provides a handy log store and plenty space for two cars. Look out for the twitchy nosed visiting hares who frequent the front garden. You have nearly 20 acres of good quality grazing here, but there is more to see. To the rear of the property and down the hill, an ideal spot for sledging in winter, discover your own woodland, exploding with colour from bluebells in Spring. The perfect place for games and den building.
Upper Ballaird also enjoys the income from a holiday annex. 'The Bothy' is a quaint one bedroom self-contained annex to the main house that is advertised through several online booking providers. Rated 5 stars, the accommodation is popular year-round with walkers.
In addition to 'The Bothy', there is an array of outbuildings ripe for exploration and conversion. Planning permission has previously been granted to renovate and transform the existing barn into a 3 bed property and also to create a new 4 bed detached dwelling in place of the open sided barn to the front of the house. Or perhaps you have equestrian pursuits in mind? Whatever your plans, there is plenty of scope at Upper Ballaird.
Upper Ballaird lies in peaceful rolling countryside between the Stirlingshire villages of Balfron and Buchlyvie, close to Killearn. Known fondly as 'The Shires' the surrounding villages offer a wide range of amenities, such as award-winning butchers, delicatessens, coffee shops, restaurants and highly regarded schools and nurseries, such as Balfron High School and the Mulburry Bush Montessori for 0-5's. The perfect location for outdoor pursuits, with easy access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Council Tax Band G